States and Markets

Author: Susan Strange

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474236936

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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'[States and Markets] should be read by every student of international political economy.' - International Relations Theory. Susan Strange was one of the most influential international relations scholars of the latter half of the twentieth century. She is regarded by many as the creator of the discipline of international political economy (IPE) and leaves behind an impressive body of work. States and Markets is one of Strange's seminal texts. Strange Introduces the reader to a unique critical model for understanding the relationship between politics and economics centred on her four-faceted model of power consisting of: security, production, finance and knowledge. Using these terms Strange provides a rigorous analysis of the effects of political authority, including states, on markets and conversely of market forces on states. The Revelations edition includes a new foreword by Ronen Palan.
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States and Markets

A Primer in Political Economy

Author: Adam Przeworski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521535243

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 223

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Introduces the reader to the concepts and tools for studying relations between states and markets.
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States and Markets in Hydrocarbon Sectors

Author: Andrei V. Belyi,Kim Talus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137434074

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

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Research on the role of states and markets in the hydrocarbon sector is highly topical in contemporary International Political Economy. This edited collection will approach this subject from a broader perspective, investigating the very essence of the interaction between the state and the market and how this varies on a regional basis.
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Freedom and Growth

The Rise of States and Markets in Europe, 1300-1750

Author: S.R. Epstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134744560

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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In discussions on European pre-modern economic growth, the role of individual freedom and of the state has loomed large. This book examines whether different kinds of 'freedoms' (absolutist, parliamentary and republican) caused different economic outcomes, and shows the effect of different political regimes on long term development. It thus offers new answers to debates on the transition from feudalism to capitalism and on the causes of pre-industrial growth and divergence.
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Building States and Markets After Communism

The Perils of Polarized Democracy

Author: Timothy Frye

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521734622

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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"Timothy Frye's Building States and Markets After Communism is a superb addition to the growing literature on the political economy of postcommunism. Frye develops a powerful and original model to explain the level of comprehensiveness and coherence of economic reform in 25 postcommunist countries. Frye subjects his theory to a variety of empirical tests, using evidence from surveys of business people in the region, data on economic performance, and thorough case studies of Russia, Bulgaria, Poland, and Uzbekistan. Written in a clear and accessible style, the book will stand as an authoritative analysis of the political and economic development of the postcommunist region."- Thomas F. Remington, Emory University "Frye's account of the diverse fortunes of postcommunist states distinguishes itself through attention to a critical intervening political mechanism: the greater or lesser partisan polarization around questions of economic reform that shapes the behavior of politicians, economic producers, and voters in the postcommunist polity. Frye also explains how polarization comes about, is reproduced at the micro-level in the investment behavior of firms, and persists overtime. Such quantitative analysis is complemented by meticulous case studies highlighting the empirics of centrifugal and centripetal political competition and its political-economic consequences. This carefully crafted investigation will command the attention of anyone who plans to study the political economy of postcommunism."- Herbert Kitschelt, Duke University Tim Frye's book provides a major new perspective on the political economy of investment and growth in the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. His analysis of the effects of party system polarization pushes well beyond earlier theories of partial and inconsistent market reforms. His theoretical claims are built on an impressive combination of econometric analysis, original survey research, and new case studies. This ground-breaking study makes a significant contribution to our understanding of postsocialist countries and will be an important point of reference for analyses of economic reform in other parts of the developing world."- Robert Kaufman, Rutgers University "Drawing on his deep knowledge of the postcommunist experience, Tim Frye demonstrates that history can overwhelm attempts to get the institutions right. Conceptually bold and meticulously researched, Building States and Markets After Communism should be read by anybody who wants to understand the political economy of economic reform."- ScottGehlbach, University ofWisconsin, Madison "Timothy Frye makes a signal contribution to the study of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and to the political economy of reform, with this study of how political polarization explains the distinct patterns of economic reform and growth since the fall of communism."- Philip Keefer, Development Research Group, The World Bank.
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Markets and States in Tropical Africa

The Political Basis of Agricultural Policies

Author: Robert H. Bates

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520042537

Category: Africa, Sub-Saharan

Page: 178

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Most Africans live in rural areas and derive their incomes from farming; but because African governments follow policies that are adverse to most farmers' interests, these countries fail to produce enough food to feed their populations. "Markets and States in Tropical Africa "analyzes these and other paradoxical features of development in modern Africa and explores how governments have intervened and diverted resources from farmers to other sectors of society. A classic of the field since its publication in 1981, this edition includes a new preface by the author.
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Beyond States and Markets

The Challenges of Social Reproduction

Author: Isabella Bakker,Rachel Silvey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135972389

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Seeking to extend our understanding of the contemporary global political economy, this book provides an important and original introduction to the current theoretical debates about social reproduction and argues for the necessity of linking social reproduction to specific contexts of power and production. It illustrates the analytic value of the concept of social reproduction through a series of case studies that examine the implications of how labor power is reproduced and how lives outside of work are lived. The issues examined in countries including the Ukraine, Chile, Spain, Nepal, India and Indonesia, consist of: Human trafficking and sex work Women and work Migration, labor and gender inequality Micro-credit programs and investing in women Health, biological reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies The book lends a unique perspective to the understandings of transformation in the global political economy precisely because of its simultaneous focus on the caring and provisioning of the everyday and its relationships to policies and decisions made at the national and international levels of both formal and informal institutions. With its multi-disciplinary approach, this book will be indispensable to students and scholars of International Political Economy, Development Studies, Gender or Women’s Studies, International Studies, Globalization and International Relations.
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Recasting Egalitarianism

New Rules for Communities, States and Markets

Author: Samuel Bowles,Herbert Gintis,Erik Olin Wright

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859842553

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 397

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Two prominent economists lead a debate to redistribute wealth. In Recasting Egalitarianism, part of Verso's Real Utopias series, economists Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis diagnose the current malaise of the Left as a result of the obsolescence of its traditional economic models. They propose to rejuvenate the egalitarian project through a strategy of asset-based redistribution, drawing in novel ways on markets, competition, state regulation and community governance. In this major work on economic and social policy, the authors address the twin challenges posed by a globally integrated economy and the key economic roles now played by information, motivation, and other intangibles. They propose an egalitarian redistribution of assets - land, capital, and housing - and argue for the beneficial disciplining effects of competition both in markets and among publicly-funded service providers, pointing out that the injustices commonly associated with markets can be avoided if assets are more equally distributed. The lead essay in the book lays out the underlying logic of this proposal in some detail. This is followed by responses by critics and supporters. Contributors include: Harry Brighouse, Michael Carter, Steve Durlauf, Paula England, David Gordon, Daniel M. Hausman, Karla Hoff, Andrew Levine, Elaine McCrate, Karl Ove Moen, Ugo Pagano, John E. Roomer, Peter Skott, Michael Wallerstein, Erik Olin Wright.
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States and Markets

Sociology of Public Policy in Canada

Author: Susan A. McDaniel,Seong-gee Um

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780195442809

Category: Canada

Page: 256

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Series: a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/tcs/"Themes in Canadian Sociology/aThis concise yet comprehensive sociological overview of public policy in Canada explores a range of important issues - such as demographic shifts, globalization, changes in the economy and labour markets, taxation, and more - offering students an informed look at the forces shaping public policytoday.
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Corporate Governance in Context

Corporations, States, and Markets in Europe, Japan, and the US

Author: Klaus J. Hopt,Eddy Wymeersch,Harald Baum,Hideki Kanda

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 927

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Increased regulatory competition has sharpened the comparative awareness of advantages or disadvantages of different national models of political economy, economic organization, governance and regulation. Although institutional change is slow and subject to functional complementarities as wellas social and cultural entrenchment, at least some features of successful modern market economies have been in the process of converging over the last decades. The most important change is a shift in governance from state to the market. As bureaucratic ex-ante control is replaced by judicial ex-postcontrol, administrative discretion is replaced by the rule of law as guidelines for the economy. Furthermore, at least to some extent, public enforcement is being reduced in favor of private enforcement by way of disclosure, enhanced liability, and correspondent litigation for damages. Corporatistapproaches to governance are giving way to market approaches, and outsider and market-oriented corporate governance models seem to be replacing insider-based regimes.This transition is far from smooth and poses a daunting challenge to regulators and academics trying to redefine the fundamental governance and regulatory setting. They are confronted with the task of making or keeping the national regulatory structure attractive to investors in the face ofcompetitive pressures from other jurisdictions to adopt state-of-the-art solutions. At the same time, however, they must establish a coherent institutional framework that accommodates the efficient, modern rules with the existing and hard-to-change institutional setting. These challenges - put in acomparative and interdisciplinary perspective - are the subject of the book. As a reflection of the transnationality of the issues addressed, the world's three leading economies and their legal systems are included on an equal basis: the EU, the U.S., and Japan across each of the subtopics ofcorporations, bureaucracy and regulation, markets, and intermediaries.
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The University, State, and Market

The Political Economy of Globalization in the Americas

Author: Robert A. Rhoads,Carlos Alberto Torres

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804751698

Category: Education

Page: 360

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This is an examination of the complex relationships among universities, states, and markets in light of the growing influence of globalization.
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States and markets

comparing Japan and Russia

Author: Guoli Liu

Publisher: Westview Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 165

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This pathbreaking study provides the first comprehensive comparative analysis of states and markets in Japan and Russia/USSR. Utilizing a strong theoretical foundation, Guoli Liu examines the interaction of the state and market in general and the transition from one type of state-market relationship to another. In an ambitious attempt to discover macro trends and changing patterns of state-market relations, the author compares six leading cases in Japanese and Russian/Soviet history from the 1860s to the early 1990s, with an emphasis on post-World War II development. By bridging the gap between political and economic analysis and by integrating two significant but isolated bodies of area studies literature on Japan and Russia, this book will advance understanding of democratization and marketization in societies with markedly different political and socioeconomic backgrounds. Moving smoothly from the theoretical to the pragmatic, the author also draws on the Japanese experience to suggest policy options for Russia as the country moves simultaneously from a totalitarian/authoritarian to a democratic state and from a planned to a market-oriented economy.
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Building States and Markets

Enterprise Development in Central Asia

Author: G. Özcan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230296955

Category: Social Science

Page: 291

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The transition economies of Central Asia are faced with the most daunting challenge of modern capitalism: the move from vassal pseudo-states of the former Soviet Union to competitive nations. This book is the first to explore the first 15 years of economic emergence, and assess the capabilities of these countries to transform their economies.
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Democracy and the Market

Political and Economic Reforms in Eastern Europe and Latin America

Author: Adam Przeworski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521423359

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

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The quest for freedom from hunger and repression has triggered in recent years a worldwide movement toward political democracy and economic rationality. Never have so many people experimented with democratic institutions. At the same time, traditional strategies of economic development have collapsed in Eastern Europe and Latin America and entire economic systems are being transformed on both continents. What should we expect in the countries that venture on the paths to democracy and markets? Will these transitions result in democracies or in new dictatorships? What economic system, new or old, will emerge? This major book analyzes recent events in Eastern Europe and Latin America, focusing on transitions to democracy and market-oriented economic reforms. The author underscores the interdependence of political and economic transformations and draws on extensive local data as part of his analysis. A distinctive feature of the book is that it employs models derived from politics, economics, and game theory. This book will be of particular interest to scholars and graduate students in political science and sociology.
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Resource Governance and Developmental States in the Global South

Critical International Political Economy Perspectives

Author: Jewellord Nem Singh,F. Bourgouin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137286792

Category: Political Science

Page: 251

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The political economy landscape has shifted as multinational corporations increase their investment efforts, changing the geographies of extraction. The contributors make the argument for the need of new theoretical perspectives anchored in critical political economy to address structural dynamics in the global industry.
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Financial Institutions and Markets

Current Issues in Financial Markets

Author: G. Kaufman,R. Bliss

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023061714X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

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This book is a collection of research papers that contribute to the understanding of ongoing developments in financial institutions and markets both in the United States and globally.
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Small States in World Markets

Industrial Policy in Europe

Author: Peter J. Katzenstein

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501700367

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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By the early 1980s the average American had a lower standard of living than the average Norwegian or Dane. Standards of living in the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, and Austria also rivaled those in the United States. How have seven small democracies achieved economic success and what can they teach America? In Small States in World Markets, Peter Katzenstein examines the successes of these economically vulnerable nations of Western Europe, showing that they have managed to stay economically competitive while at the same time preserving their political institutions. Too dependent on world trade to impose protection, and lacking the resources to transform their domestic industries, they have found a third solution. Their rapid and flexible response to market opportunity stems from what Katzenstein calls "democratic corporatism," a mixture of ideological consensus, centralized politics, and complex bargains among politicians, merest groups, and bureaucrats. Democratic corporatism is the solution these nations have developed in response to the economic crises of the 1930s and 1940s, the liberal international economy established after World War II, and the volatile markets of more recent years. Katzenstein maintains that democratic corporatism is an effective way of coping with a rapidly changing world, a more effective way than the United States and several other large industrial countries have yet managed to discover.
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The End of the Free Market

Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations?

Author: Ian Bremmer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101429453

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Understanding the rise of state capitalism and its threat to global free markets The End of the Free Market details the growing phenomenon of state capitalism, a system in which governments drive local economies through ownership of market-dominant companies and large pools of excess capital, using them for political gain. This trend threatens America's competitive edge and the conduct of free markets everywhere. An expert on the intersection of economics and politics, Ian Bremmer has followed the rise of state-owned firms in China, Russia, the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, Iran, Venezuela, and elsewhere. He demonstrates the growing challenge that state capitalism will pose for the entire global economy. Among the questions addressed: Are we on the brink of a new kind of Cold War, one that pits competing economic systems in a battle for dominance? Can free market countries compete with state capitalist powerhouses over relations with countries that have elements of both systems-like India, Brazil, and Mexico? Does state capitalism have staying power? This guide to the next big global economic trend includes useful insights for investors, business leaders, policymakers, and anyone who wants to understand important emerging changes in international politics and the global economy.
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Developmental States in East Asia

Author: Gordon White

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349191957

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

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The book analyses and evaluates the development role and impact of the state in East Asia, in both capitalist (South Korea and Taiwan) and socialist (China) contexts. It makes use of new research data on the mechanisms and impact of state intervention in East Asian development and presents an original theory, taking issue with the conventional view that East Asian development reflects the power of market forces.
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States and Markets in Hydrocarbon Sectors

Author: Andrei V. Belyi,Kim Talus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137434074

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

View: 3615

Research on the role of states and markets in the hydrocarbon sector is highly topical in contemporary International Political Economy. This edited collection will approach this subject from a broader perspective, investigating the very essence of the interaction between the state and the market and how this varies on a regional basis.
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